A grand lavish sprawling epic which encompasses Machiavellian politics, war and the madness it inflicts upon men and its consequences. Vibrant cinematography "there is nothing in the desert and no man needs nothing". And some sartorially superb suits. Great ensemble cast with Peter O'Toole in a career defining role, Alex Guinness , Omar Sharif, Anthony Quinn. Directed by David Lean and a score by Maurice Jarre. Hadn't seen it in years a good way to pass a public holiday.